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Mid-South Fair announces attractions

This year’s fair features country music star Jon Pardi

The Mid-South Fair Wednesday announced it will return to Landers Center in Southaven Sept. 22-Oct. 2. Fair staff are planning a lineup of notable attractions, including a concert inside Landers Center arena by Country Music Association award-winning artist Jon Pardi on Sept. 29.

From thrill rides to kiddies rides, this year’s Mid-South Fair experience will be one for all ages. Food and beverage vendors will be plentiful, serving up turkey legs, funnel cakes, cotton candy, corn dogs, a variety of beverages and more Fair favorites the whole family will enjoy.   

2022 Mid-South Fair attendees can also view a wide array of ground acts stationed around the property, including Aussie Kingdom which features interactions with wildlife native to Australia; Sea Lion Splash, a presentation showcasing the relationship between rescued sea lions and their handlers; and Wolves of the World, which provides a look into an enigmatic rescued wolf pack. Pig races, pony rides and a petting zoo will also be onsite throughout the Fair’s run. 

“The best time of the year is fast-approaching,” said Todd Mastry, Landers Center executive director. “The Mid-South Fair is truly a regional destination with fairgoers coming from states away to visit. It impacts the local economy in a big way, packs fun for the whole family and provides educational opportunities for our youth. When you throw the Jon Pardi concert into the mix, this year’s Mid-South Fair is the total package.”

While the Fair is entertaining for all, it’s especially fun for kids looking to show off their gifts through various contests. Children across the Mid-South are encouraged to apply (if applicable) to participate in the Youth Talent Contest, Miss Mid-South Fair Pageant, Youth Art Contest and SpokesKID Contest. Details will be shared on and Mid-South Fair social media pages soon.

The exciting attractions and beneficial educational opportunities the Fair provides return every year thanks to generous sponsors. Business owners interested in sponsoring the event financially or through an in-kind contribution can email to learn more about customizable partnership levels. 

Tickets to see Jon Pardi perform in the arena are sold separately and start at $25. The fee includes Fair admission as an added bonus. Tickets can be purchased at Landers Center’s box office and at For more information about what to expect during the 2022 Mid-South Fair, please visit

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